TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Thursday. And while he did not hold a daily press conference about the coronavirus, he did appear at a school in Irvington to announce an initiative to bridge the so-called digital divide in New Jersey by putting a computer in every student’s hands and internet connectivity in their homes.

In New Jersey, there were 254 new cases reported, with 32 new deaths. Statewide, there are 176,501 positive cases and 13,691 deaths, and 1,974 probable COVID-19 deaths.

According to Murphy, Bergen County has 19,950 positive cases, and followed by Hudson (19,240), Essex (19,119), Passaic (17,150), and Middlesex (17,142), with 636 under investigation.  There are a total of 1,76 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County, continues to lead the state with 1,834, according to Governor Murphy.

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As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, Murphy noted there were 862 patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, with 146 patients were in ICU or critical care, and 64 patients on ventilators. There were 80 live patients discharged from the hospital, according to the governor.


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